UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016.

2017 90

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2016 112

"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

2017 70

Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

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Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

2018 111

BorgWarner to acquire Remy International

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BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, Inc., a global market leading producer of rotating electrical components. With key technologies and operations in ten countries on five different continents, Remy is strongly positioned to benefit from global growth. As of December 31, 2014 the company employed 6,600 people and, for the fiscal year, it generated sales of $1.2 billion.

Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

2016 87

International Energy Agency forecasts 125 million electric cars on road by 2030

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The International Energy Agency, an advisory council to energy-consuming countries, released a new report forecasting that by 2030, the world will have 125 million electric cars on the road. That would amount to 10 to 12 percent of the world's cars running on electricity in a little over a decade. The report, publicized by CNBC, says that while

2018 66

BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving.

2018 102

International review study seeks to improve modeling for plug-in vehicle adoption

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A review of international PEV market diffusion models,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , Volume 93, Pages 158-164 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.055.

2018 78

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

2017 99

VW’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI wins International Engine of the Year 2018 award in its category; Euro 6d-TEMP

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GTI1 has been named International Engine of the Year 2018 in its category. Volkswagen’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! The 85 kW / 115 PS gasoline-fired engine is the first of its kind to be combined with a four-way catalytic converter and installed in the up!

2018 124

PNNL-led international study finds ultrafine aerosols have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

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Ultrafine aerosols—minute particles from urban (e.g., vehicles) and industrial air pollution—fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study published in the journal Science.

2018 98

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

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SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

2016 78

Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Over the last five years, RAV4 sales volume has doubled; RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country.

2018 97

International team discovers family of fungal enzymes that degrades xylans in wood biomass

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An international team of researchers has discovered a new family of enzymes found in fungi (fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, LPMOs) that are capable of breaking down xylans—a recalcitrant polysaccharide abundant in wood biomass. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels. A paper on their discovery is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

2018 73

International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

2015 73

International team makes significant progress in engineering synthetic yeast

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By the end of this year, this international consortium hopes to have designed and built synthetic versions of all 16 chromosomes for the one-celled microorganism Baker’s yeast, known as S. A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism’s genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements.

2017 60

KULR Technology exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Li-ion battery Internal Short Circuit (ISC) devices developed by NASA, NREL

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In 2015, researchers at NREL and NASA developed and patented a device—the Internal Short Circuit—that creates these cell failures in predictable conditions. NREL/NASA Internal Short-Circuit Instigator in Lithium Ion Cells (228th ECS Conference, October 2015).

2018 78

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

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Even with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level. On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said carbon dioxide released by human activity is not a major cause of climate change, directly contradicting the scientific consensus. The day before that, however, the. Environmental emissions government test EPA air pollution Volkswagen diesel scandal

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Internationally renowned experts such as Professor Jeff Dahn, FRSC from Dalhousie University NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research (“Surprising Chemistry that takes place within Lithium Ion Cells”) and Dr. Michael M. Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference.

2017 60

International Truck ships first on-highway vehicles with A26 engine; up to 9% fuel economy improvement

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International Truck has started customer shipments of its first International LT Series and International RH Series vehicles with the company’s 12.4-liter engine.

2017 78

International Trucks offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

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Building on its introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Trucks is now the first truck OEM to offer OTA programming for Cummins engines. Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

2016 65

New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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A new international study has found that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50%. The research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC.,

2017 106

Nissan Leaf S 30-kWh, German internal-combustion ban, Formula E: Today's Car News

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Today, the Nissan Leaf S base model gets the same 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack previous offered only on higher trim levels, Germany contemplates a ban on sales of new internal-combustion cars after 2030, and automakers show more interest in the Formula E electric-car race series.

2016 82

Bill McKibben, Creative Greenius Talking About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on KPFK FM’s The Insighers Today

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

2018 104

SB350 Media Blitz Continues: Talking with 350.org’s Bill McKibben About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on Uprising Radio

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2009 100

Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

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France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the country will stick to the 2040 timeline, France's capital city of Paris announced a more aggressive timeline. Ten years ahead of the country as a whole, Paris will phase out. Diesel Gasoline Europe emissions France plug-in cars

International Truck announces availability of over-the-air engine reprogramming

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International Truck announced that over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for all International Truck models powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines is now available as a no-charge offering. Additionally, OTA will be available for purchase for all International truck models, powered by proprietary engines, 2010 and newer through International Truck dealers.

2016 60

BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

2015 109

SAE International publishes TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging

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SAE International has published “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). SAE TIR J2954 is the first step in standardization and was developed by SAE International’s PH/EV Wireless Power Transfer committee, established in 2010.

2016 60

Kalmar and Virginia International Gateway deploy three hybrid shuttle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Virginia International Gateway is a privately-owned marine container terminal located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia.

SAE International and @GM announce new collegiate competition for autonomous technology; Chevy #Bolt as platform

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SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by year three.

2016 78

Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. That’s the over-riding feeling among c. Weekly Column Fuel Electric vehicles Technology

2016 66

SAE International publishes two standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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SAE International has published two new technical standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications: to standardize the data message sets used in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and to establish the parameters for a vehicle communication system to receive and transmit the message sets.

2016 60

New Telit autonomous navigation IoT module relies on internal sensors to deliver class-leading dead reckoning accuracy

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The innovative design of the internal sensor array in conjunction with the Telit MEMS-only Dead Reckoning (MoDR) software and intellectual property, deliver the host device portable, turn-key DR performance.

2016 106

Volkswagen Group and JAC explore JV for multi-functional vehicles; internal combustion and new energy vehicles

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It will cover both internal combustion engine and new energy models. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., JAC) plan to undertake research and development on multi-functional vehicles (MFVs) together. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential joint venture models.

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